Gene Shalit

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Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1926 (age 94)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Film and book critic who presented his opinions on The Today Show for more than thirty years and frequently wore colorful bowties to complement his large mustache.

Before Fame

Before he started with The Today Show, he wrote his critiques for various print publications including Look, TV Guide, Cosmopolitan, and The New York Times.

Trivia

He was involved in a controversy following the release of Brokeback Mountain when he claimed Jake Gyllenhaal's character to be a sexual predator.

Family Life

He was married and had six children with his wife Nancy.

Associated With

He served as Dick Clark's press agent during the 1960s.